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Today in Black America - August 4

POSTED: August 04, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Bloomberg to Use Own Funds in Plan to Aid Minority Youth

Jockeying Anew in Congress in Next Budget Fight Phase

Rivals in G.O.P. Struggle to Woo Bush’s Donors

With Rally, Christian Group Asserts Its Presence in ’12 Race


White House Names a New Chief of Information Technology

New H.I.V. Cases Steady Despite Better Treatment

State Panel to Review Pay of Leaders at Nonprofits

Private Donors, Including Mayor, Save January Regents



The Detroit Free Press


Court rips City of Detroit in Tamara Greene case

Time line in Tamara Greene case

Heavy hitters among group that will take over DPS in '12

Leaders of underperforming Detroit schools named


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

ATL cops seek young burglars


The Baltimore Sun

Bubba Smith, former Colts star and actor, found dead in L.A.

Witnesses reluctantly testify in federal murder trial


Balto. Co. Council supports partially elected school board



The Star Ledger


PolitiFact New Jersey: Christie's math was wrong when he claimed Democrats cut $35M for state computer upgrades

N.J. union to hold possibly contentious candidate endorsement conference

Delay in state aid numbers burdens already cash-strapped N.J. towns


Newark City Council approves new police director and first female police chief

Newark City Council introduces $769M budget for 2011; property taxes to rise 6 percent


The Christian Science Monitor

What's $16.5 million among adversaries? Enough to ground the FAA.

What were two Republicans thinking, calling Obama 'tar baby' and 'boy'?

How does White House plan to fight US extremism? Locally.

With Palestinian statehood bid looming, Israel offers concession to restart talks

Somalia's Islamists appear divided on blocking famine aid


The Chicago Tribune

Obama visits Chicago for birthday benefits, turning page on his 40s and debt fight

National 'poverty tour' will highlight hardships in Obama's backyard

School districts step up border surveillance amid financial strain

Anti-violence programs a funding priority, CPS says


Dismissing firefighters might cost more than mileage racked up, Emanuel says


The Los Angeles Times

Big question in the capital: Who gets deficit-panel duty?

72 charged in online child pornography ring

Young chess phenom wins scholarship to Texas Tech at tournament

Fullerton police draw fire for silence in homeless man's death


New law limits protests near schools


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio emerges from debt debate with leadership intact

Rep. Marcia Fudge to host Aug. 8 job fair at CSU

Ohio's largest business group backs Senate Bill 5

Ballot language for Senate Bill 5 approved after hours-long meeting



The Washington Post

Poll suggests distance between Democratic voters and liberal groups bashing debt deal

Liberals hate the debt deal. So what?


Obama fundraising targets outliers

Obama seeks ways to aid economy

Audit clears D.C. council’s Yvette Alexander of most serious allegations

Gray vetoes delay in bond tax; seeks income-tax hike instead


USA Today


Poll: Thumbs down on the debt-ceiling deal

New Orleans unveils model for housing poor

Group aims to open 100,000 customer service jobs





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